Matt Smith

Clinical Focus: Adolescent & Adult Therapist 

“What I know about La Plata Family Therapy is that they employee people who listen, and are experienced therapists. They care about what people are going through and want to help. Such a great resource!”

– S. W.


Disabilities | Depression | Anxiety 


M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO

B.A. in Sociology, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

2 Parenting Tips to Connect with Your Child Ways Your Child 

We all want to be able to connect with our kids, but sometimes it’s hard. Children go through difficult times and don’t always behave well when they are upset about something.

As a child and adolescent therapist, I commonly work with parents whose child is struggling with a wide range of issues but a common area that parents can take for granted is the connection with their kid. This can happen naturally as we all have busy lives and can become consumed with the issues that your child is struggling with

5 Signs Your Child Might Be Struggling with Depression

Depression is a mental illness that can affect anyone, and it becomes more prevalent with children as they grow into adolescence. If you are worried about your child’s behavior or moods, there are some signs to look out for. 

Here, I’ll share with you five main signs and symptoms that could indicate to you that your child is depressed and some tips on how to support your child.


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